Craftsy Online Classes
Many of you notice that I share a lot of my Craftsy Classes on Facebook as well as on my blog. Why?
When I started off I use to buy a lot of PDFs and books to learn from. Obviously because I do not have the option of taking classes from the experts I admire – they are so far away!!!
So far I have taken just one private cake class! And that had to do with sugar modelling.
I learned so much !! I really did!!
It is true that you cannot replace the hands on you get in an actual class with a video class. And I know because I do classes myself and when I teach I can see that it does make a big difference.
BUT!! there are so many times when I am modeling I wish – If only I could see her do this one more time!! I kinda remember how she did it. I know it’s in my head. I just need practice but I don’t remember it fully! Did she do it left or up or down!! I can’t remember?
Well that’s where I find the online classes wins! You can watch the class over and over again and not be embarrassed to ask again. You can see the class and work in slow motion with the instructor until you get it! You not going to slow the rest of the class or feel terrible for being a slow learner.
Another important aspect of online classes is that they are more affordable.
You will not believe – I spent a big amount on the one private class I attended!!
Would you believe that with the money I spent on that one class I could have actually bought all my Craftsy Classes – And I mean all my 60 classes you see above. Really!
Well I have the maximum classes so far on Craftsy. I have liked almost all the classes I have taken so far. Some more, some less but I would not say that I have wasted my money on any of the classes I purchased.
The most important for me. I get to learn from the people I admire in the industry! The experts!!
Would I ever be able to be attend class and learn from the best like Nicholas Lodge, Alun Dunn, Collete Peters, Marina Sousa, Maggie Austin — for one not unless if I am in the same location as them and two – Boy would I be able to afford it??
Another thing I like about Craftsy is that their classes are so interactive. You can write to the instructor and ask them questions about the class. If you need any clarification or if you need to find a particular item the instructor is using. And you can see all the question and answers on the panel besides the class so sometime you do not need to ask – just read through the many there you probably will find the answer already.
So now that I have told you why I like Craftsy so much and also shared the number – here are some that I absolutely love.
First off some Free Cake Decorating Classes –
Basic Fondant Techniques, Hand Painted Cakes and Modern Buttercream.
All three are absolutely amazing and very detailed. All you do is Join and Log in and Enroll for the class. Easy Pesy!!
Now on to some more – Basic and Fondant Classes
These will teach you not just the basics but also some advanced techniques to take your cakes to the next level. Click on the link to check them out. Watch the video preview to see what you can learn in this class. Add the class to your wish list until you decided. This way you save time on hunting for the right class later.
If you are new to the Cake Business here are some really amazing classes that give you an idea of how to start. The class by Chrisse Boon on Building your business is a great class to have.
I got the first class at only at the moment but the other two are highly recommended.
These first three are by Jassica Harris – you will learn clean, simple, easy and perfect cake decorating techniques. She’s has just the right method for achieving perfection. Great for those who are just starting out as well as those that are advanced.
These are from the amazing Mike Macarey of Mikes Amazing Cakes. This man is a genius!! I absolutely adore him and his work! He is fun and makes cake decorating fun!! Trust me any money spent on his class is money well spent! And I do mean all all his classes are awesome.
Next up are some from the amazing Marina Sousa another one of my favorite instructors!!
I could tell you a whole lot about her and how amazing her work is but I’d say do Google images and see some of the most amazing cakes she makes. Here she has some basic to advanced classes and I have three of them! I have three of her four classes so far. The Jeweled wedding cakes is still on my future lists.
Here’s another one of my all time favorite people!! Collette Peters! And I have all three of these.
All about Modelling Chocolate – Lauren Kitchens
Have you been confused on how to make, how to use and when to you modelling chocolates. These are absolutely amazing classes by the queen of modelling chocolate herself. Lauren is not just a talented artist but an amazing teacher. You will enjoy each and every class she has and learn more tips on pricing and such. I have the second two of these, but the first would be very helpful to you if you are a beginner.
I have the Magic and the gravity defying so far.
My next favorite has to be those from Mggie Austin.
The next three are by Joshua John Russell and Wendy Kromer. Joshua cakes are very fashion inspired, so he shows amazing simple fondant and butter cream technique to add a bit extra to your cake. And Wendy… well check her gallery and you can see for your self.
Here are two lovely classes form Lindy Smith. She has some amazing books too!
Here a few more amazing classes that I absolutely enjoyed watching.
These three are by the lovely Elissa Strauss. Not just a award winning artist but truly an amazing teacher, check out her Free class above to see how amazing she is. I have her shoe class only so far!
Some more fun Classes I really loved very much and learned so much..
Finally some Sugar Flower Classes
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know how crazy I am about sugar flowers. So yes, I have all of these classes below.. and I love’ absolutely love them.
There are classes not just from my idols like Nicholas Lodge and Alun Dunn but also some very renounced sugar artist like Jacquline Butler, Maggi Austin and Jame Rosselle.
Check them out!
Last and yet very necessary!!
Well, Not all the classes I have are mentioned above but these are just the top most on my list of favorites or must haves. I do hope my recommendations help you the next time you have to choose your class.